Man Utd stung as Newcastle ramp up £60m signing of winger who looked destined for Old Trafford

Man Utd stung as Newcastle ramp up £60m signing of winger who looked destined for Old Trafford

Newcastle have reignited their interest in Crystal Palace winger and key Manchester United target, Michael Olise, and two reasons why the Magpies believe they’ll win the race have emerged.

Not that one was needed, but Olise provided a reminder of what he’s capable of during Crystal Palace’s 4-0 destruction of Man Utd on Monday.

Olise toyed with legendary Brazilian Casemiro and bagged a brace to heap more misery on the beleaguered Red Devils.

Casemiro’s dismal display prompted a ruthless rant from Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher and a transfer out of England is now taking shape.

Olise could have left Crystal Palace for Chelsea last summer after the Blues triggered his release clause worth £35m.

However, the left-footer elected to remain with the Eagles, snubbed Chelsea’s interest and duly signed a new deal at Selhurst Park. The terms of the fresh deal elevated the release clause to a rumoured £60m.
Injuries have disrupted Olise this term, though when fit he’s been among the deadliest and most productive wingers in the league.

Indeed, Olise has returned 13 goal contributions (nine goals, four assists) in just 17 appearances. Understandably, transfer interest is widespread.

Man Utd target Red Devils fan Olise

Man Utd had installed Olise as a key summer target and view the ex-Reading man as an upgrade on Antony.

TEAMtalk understands Man Utd will listen to offers for the misfiring Brazilian, while fellow wingers Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho can also leave the club outright.

Aiding Man Utd’s cause is the fact Olise is a lifelong and avid fan of the Red Devils. The presence of the release clause also takes the power out of Palace’s hands.

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